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Saturday August 17,1968This date in baseball
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Events that happened in baseball on this date. The page was designed to be like a newspaper sports page with baseball-only. All of the basbeall events for this date have been consolidated into this page. Though historically relevant, it is also a great place to review the prior day's events.

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Games on 1968-08-17

Vis TeamRHome TeamRBoxWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
Detroit Tigers10Boston Red Sox9BoxDon McMahonLee StangeJohn Wyatt
Washington Senators II3California Angels5BoxAndy MessersmithCamilo Pascual(none)
Chicago White Sox5Cleveland Indians6BoxStan WilliamsBob PriddyHoracio Pina
Baltimore Orioles8Minnesota Twins2BoxDave McNallyBob Miller(none)
New York Yankees3Oakland Athletics1BoxDooley WomackCatfish Hunter(none)
Cincinnati Reds4Chicago Cubs0BoxTony CloningerFergie Jenkins(none)
Houston Astros1New York Mets0BoxDon WilsonJim McAndrewJohn Buzhardt
San Francisco Giants6Philadelphia Phillies4BoxJuan MarichalRick WiseFrank Linzy
Atlanta Braves3St. Louis Cardinals2BoxPat JarvisLarry Jaster(none)
Los Angeles Dodgers0Pittsburgh Pirates3BoxBob MooseMike KekichRon Kline

Standings as of 1968-08-17

TopPREV   NEXTRecord in remaining games at far right
RkLgMLBAL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
111Detroit Tigers1227844.639--50438412036-2642-18W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Jim CampbellTiger Stadium402515.625
223Baltimore Orioles1217051.5797.54413687334-2836-23W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Harry DaltonMemorial Stadium412120.512
334Boston Red Sox1236657.53712.5474488-1430-2936-28L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Dick O'ConnellFenway Park392019.513
445Cleveland Indians1256758.53612.54033871632-3034-29W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Gabe PaulCleveland Municipal Stadium361917.528
559Oakland Athletics1226359.51615.04133922132-3130-29L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Charlie FinleyOakland-Alameda County Coliseum401921.475
6612Minnesota Twins1205763.47520.04374092825-3432-29L1T S R Log Off Def SP D Calvin GriffithMetropolitan Stadium422220.524
7713New York Yankees1185662.47520.0381404-2330-2726-35W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lee MacPhailYankee Stadium I442717.614
8817California Angels1225567.45123.0389462-7329-3426-33W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Fred HaneyAnaheim Stadium401228.300
9919Chicago White Sox1204971.40828.0352380-2821-3428-37L4T S R Log Off Def SP D Ed ShortComiskey Park421824.429
101020Washington Senators II1194574.37831.5389509-12022-4223-32L1T S R Log Off Def SP D George SelkirkRFK Memorial Stadium422022.476
RkLgMLBNL -GPWLPctGBLRFRADiffHomeAwayStrK1968 LinksManagerGeneral ManagerBallparkGPWLPct
112St. Louis Cardinals1237845.634--44934110839-2139-24L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Bing DevineBusch Stadium II391920.487
226San Francisco Giants1216457.52913.04133882532-2532-32W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Chub FeeneyCandlestick Park412417.585
337Cincinnati Reds1186256.52513.55044851933-2628-31W4T S R Log Off Def SP D Bob HowsamCrosley Field442123.477
448Chicago Cubs1236459.52014.0458472-1432-3332-26L4T S R Log Off Def SP D John HollandWrigley Field392019.513
5510Atlanta Braves1125557.49117.5345371-2623-2732-30W2T S R Log Off Def SP D Lum HarrisPaul RichardsAtlanta Stadium502624.520
6611Houston Astros1105357.48218.5352366-1423-3130-26W3T S R Log Off Def SP D Spec RichardsonAstrodome521933.365
7714Philadelphia Phillies1205565.45821.5392434-4229-3626-29L3T S R Log Off Def SP D John QuinnConnie Mack Stadium422121.500
8815Pittsburgh Pirates1105060.45521.5350355-528-3122-29W1T S R Log Off Def SP D Joe BrownForbes Field523022.577
9916New York Mets1245668.45222.5356362-632-3324-35L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Johnny MurphyShea Stadium381721.447
101018Los Angeles Dodgers1195366.44523.0302347-4523-3330-33L2T S R Log Off Def SP D Fresco ThompsonDodger Stadium432320.535